High Velocity Air Conditioning Systems and their Advantages
The small duct high velocity air conditioning (SDHV) system works by delivering air directly into the room at a high velocity (about 2 ft/ second). This helps in creating strong air currents that circulate the cool air throughout the entire house or in individual rooms.
There are several advantages of high velocity air conditioning systems over forced air conditioning systems. For instance, in the conventional air conditioning systems, the air moves slowly and you won’t really feel the circulation. Aside from that, there can be many dead spaces if vents are not placed in a proper way.
During the installation of small duct high velocity air conditioning systems, vents are placed at more locations, thereby ensuring the consistent flow of cool air in the rooms leading to constant temperature throughout the house.
Another benefit of high velocity air conditioning systems is that they are not as visible as conventional air conditioning systems. Moreover, conventional systems need larger vents, and each room should also have a supply and return. On the other hand, high velocity units need little space, and can be easily set up in one area for both supply and return needs. Best of all, these systems are less expensive than conventional air conditioning units.
Why High Velocity Air Conditioners Offer you Best Results?
Conventional air conditioning systems simply drop the cool air from the ceiling and this distribution is often haphazard, which often leads to over-cooling in some areas and drafts in other areas.
Proper air circulation is what makes a high velocity air conditioning units so comfortable and energy efficient. There are no drafts or warm spots, and more than 35 percent humidity is also removed.
Why high velocity systems are so effective and efficient?
These systems have been designed for actively circulating air and use smaller insulated ducts (2 inch) than those used in conventional systems, which keeps the cool air moving throughout the tubing system consistently. These smaller ducts allow the high velocity air conditioners to use flexible tubing for distributing air instead of using heavy sheet metal ductwork.
As the tubing used with high velocity air conditioning systems is seamless, so there are very low chances of wasted energy due to air leaks and being flexible, there are no corners, which reduce the chance of pollen, mold, or dust accumulation. As the tubing has a narrow diameter, it can easily be placed in the narrow spaces behind ceilings, walls and floors, without causing any disruption to the living space. Making it an ideal option for historic buildings.
Small duct high velocity air conditioning is ideal for:
• Houses or commercial buildings without any existing ductwork
• historic buildings
• open floor plans
• modular homes
• buildings that utilize radiant heat systems
• log homes/cabins
Lastly, you should hire a reputable contractor to install these small duct high velocity air conditioning systems in your house, because even minor errors in their installation can cause major impact on your energy bills.
You can research on the Internet for reputable HVAC contractors as many of them have their own websites where they provide the details about their work and services provided by them. You can even seek references from the contractor to check the work they have done before.